About Clean Buses for Healthy Niños
Kids & communities have a right to breathe clean air. Clean School Buses can help!That’s why FCV Education Fund, in partnership with the League of Conservation Voters Chispa, is launching the Clean Buses for Healthy Niños campaign. We’re collaborating with national and state partners to fight diesel pollution by using clean school buses that run on electricity. Through grassroots community organizing, we’re calling on Governor DeSantis to put the health of our kids and communities first by using the state’s Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation trust fund for clean electric school buses.
Why the Volkswagen settlement?In short, VW cheated federal emissions tests and polluted the air we breathe with toxins emitted by diesel vehicles. These toxins increase respiratory illnesses like asthma and speed up the rate of climate change. Now, VW is on the hook for $14.7 billion dollars for putting profits over people. Florida can use up to $166 million from that sum for electric school buses.
Clean Buses for Healthy Niños asks that Governor DeSantis reinvest the VW dollars in our communities and school districts. We’re especially focused on bringing these dollars to low-income and communities of color where students and families are most at risk of breathing dirty air and disproportionately carry the burden of pollution. That way, our states can take dirty diesel buses off our roads and replace them with clean electric buses, protecting our most vulnerable.
Send an email to Governor DeSantis asking for clean buses. For more, follow the campaign on social media with the hashtag #CleanRide4Kids and check out our coverage in the media.